Slip n’ Slide
Hong Kong’s biggest water slide, Slide The City returns this summer – this time at the New Central Harbourfront. Grab your rubber ring and launch yourself down the enormous slip n’ slide for an afternoon of silly, splashy fun. When you’re done, head to the mini artificial beach for some sun and music, or hit the wet area for an epic water fight.
Tickets $162-$580, depending on date and time slot. Buy tickets at slidethecity.hk.
A Healthy Start
Head on down to the New Central Harbourfront at the start of August for a morning of health and fitness. Organised by Elite Personal Training, the EPT Health Fest is a showcase of Hong Kong’s health and wellness SMEs. Get up close and personal with boutique gyms, yoga studios, health food stores and nutritionists, to name just a few. You can learn more about what’s on offer here in Hong Kong, and perhaps find a new favourite fitness business too. The event will kick-off with an invigorating fitness class, so wear your sneakers!
Free. 8:30am-noon, New Central Harbourfront, Central, www.eliteptstudio.com.
July 25-Aug 7
If you grew up in Hong Kong and are on the wrong side of 30, you will probably remember the famous Lai Yuen amusement park in Lai Chi Kok. Hongkongers have fond memories of the park, which closed in 1997 and was recreated as a nostalgic pop-up last year. Well, Lai Yuen is back again, this time at the AsiaWorld-Expo. Making painstaking efforts to faithfully replicate many aspects of the original park, there will be rides, games and plenty of attractions for all the family.
Tickets $140-$180 (general) $60-$80 (seniors).AsiaWorld-Expo, Lantau, laiyuen.hk.
Want to learn all about the wellness trends on the horizon? The HKTDC Beauty & Wellness Expo will showcase makeup, skincare and health products from hundreds of exhibitors from all over the world.
$30. The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai. www.hktdc.com.
Laughter is the Best Medicine
Get your giggle on at the annual Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow, which is is taking place at The Fringe Club. There’ll be top comedic talents and up-and-comers from Oz and the UK, including Mel Buttle (right) and Phil Wang (left).
$280-$395 depending on date. The Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd., Central, 2521-7251, www.hkticketing.com.
One of the biggest fitness events of the year, the Arnold Classic – Arnold Schwarzenegger’s sport and fitness festival – is rolling into Hong Kong for the first time ever. Held at the AsiaWorld-Expo, the three-day event will see hundreds of sport and fitness showcases, from jump rope to MMA, bodybuilding to yoga and everything in between. Beyond the brawn, visitors will find more than 300 health and wellness brands represented at the event, so you can be sure there’s something for everyone. Expect workout demonstrations, friendly competitions, and of course, an appearance from Arnold himself.
Tickets start at $150 per adult, $80 for students and teens under 18, and free for kids 12 years and under. AsiaWorld-Expo, Lantau, arnoldclassicasia.com.
Are you a small business owner in the health and wellness world? You won’t want to miss the chance to take part in #StockYour Store, organised by wellness website Green Queen. Taking place on September 20 in Central, this trade event will connect buyers and distributors for SMEs in the wellness space – think food, supplements, yoga wear, eco cleaning products and many more.
Learn more and register at greenqueen.com.hk/stockyourstore.